Web Of Compassion

The Net can lend a helping hand during life's major transitions

Endings are hard. And so, sometimes, are beginnings. "You feel so alone. There is no script," says Gayle Groves, a California widow, describing how she felt after the sudden death of her husband. New mothers often say the same thing when their baby cries inconsolably in the middle of the night and no one--not their spouse or parents or the local pediatrician--can tell them how to calm the newborn.

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